[Standards] Deprecating Privacy Lists

Florian Schmaus flo at geekplace.eu
Wed Sep 30 12:42:56 UTC 2015


On 29.09.2015 22:02, Sam Whited wrote:
> Deprecating privacy lists will simplify the XMPP stack and 

...would remove the only way to for mobile clients to block
communication on server side based on the subscription type. Which is
currently the only way mobile clients can protect against a malicious
entities draining their battery by sending stanzas to the victims mobile
device.

Until there is no alternative which prevents this attack vector, xep16
can not be deprecated.

- Florian

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